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Address: 7925 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117-2421
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+1 805-968-1541

Designed by William F. Bell, this 7,000-yard golf course features beautiful...

Designed by William F. Bell, this 7,000-yard golf course features beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens on a spectacular seaside links-style layout.

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Pebble Beach South

Lovely setting for a golf course. Several holes run along the ocean bluffs. A challenging course because of the huge greens - easy to three putt or come up short by a club. Be... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Stuart G
Montecito, California, United States

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Sandpiper has beautiful vistas, but I feel it is over rated in price and course conditions. Independent from the rains, the course needs a significant amount of care to bring the fairways, bunkers and greens up to a quality that matches the views and price point. Pace of play was very long with walkers and cart players bunched very close... More 

Thank Joyce D
Montecito, California, United States
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lovely setting for a golf course. Several holes run along the ocean bluffs. A challenging course because of the huge greens - easy to three putt or come up short by a club. Be sure to check the pin placement and then the yardage. Not a lot of markers on the sprinklers. Greens can be fast - depends on when... More 

Thank Stuart G
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I'm writing this on behalf of my husband, who played Sandpiper with our grandson on December 23rd. It was rainy and there were very few players on the course. The pro shop attendant was barely accommodating and when asked if they could pay the afternoon rate a little before noon (due to the wet conditions), he said absolutely not. They... More 

Thank DOT2012
Huntington Beach, California
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great! So many ocean holes. It's kind of a Torrey Pines style course, but more ocean. For women, I think it's pretty dang hard (5600 distance I think), and you aren't getting much advantage on most tee boxes. I hit 1 iron the whole day. ONE. Price: I think they either need to make it $140 and... More 

Thank JamesAndAbbyMelad
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I didn't feel there was anything special about this course. It wasn't in good condition, although the greens were. It could be due to it being in June? Off season? I am not sure.

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

There is a reason they call this little Pebble Beach. The course was well manicured, challenging and interesting and a lot of fun. My only complaint is that the carts do not have sandwiches or other food other than snacks.

Thank Steven H
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Played here on the last day of a 2 week golf trip that included the four courses at Bandon Dunes as well as Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay. Sandpiper isn't in that league and doesn't pretend to be but it is a challenging course in excellent condition without the eye watering green fees of the others. The clubhouse... More 

Thank Petee F
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

I has some trepidation about playing the course after reading many of the most recent reviews. However, I was staying very nearby (it is almost walking distance from Bacara) and decided to give it a chance if i could secure a twilight tee time. The first time I called the pro shop to book a tee time as a single... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Sandpiper Golf Course is located between Hollister Avenue in Goleta and the Pacific Ocean. It is on the west end of the Santa Barbara/Goleta metropolitan area and offers a very scenic site for a round of golf.

Thank buffalojim67
San Diego
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

I love playing here - the ocean views, the dramatic holes but for $165 I would expect the course to be in better condition. I know that it is winter and the weather has been unusually cold but still, there are too many bad spots on the course now compared to any other time I've been there. On the bright... More 

Thank ljm122

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